Ovince St. Preux vs. Gian Villante official for UFC 159

The UFC has added a light heavyweight bout to UFC 159 on April 27th in New Jersey with Strikeforce imports Ovince St. Preux and Gian Villante meeting each other.

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UFC officials announced the fight booking on Monday and the fight is expected to take place on the preliminary card.

St. Preux (12-5) won six of his seven fights in Strikeforce and has won nine of his last ten fights. He is coming off a third round knockout victory over TJ Cook at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufmann and it was his sixth career win by knockout.

Villante (10-3) is currently on a three fight winning streak and all three of those wins coming in Strikeforce. He has six career wins by knockout, but two of his last three wins have come by decision.

UFC 159 takes place on April 27th from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey and will be headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Chael Sonnen.